“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

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TN Args
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Re: “Fear is the path to the dark side…etc
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Thorgrem wrote:

This Friday Panasonic officially announced the 10-25 f/1.7 with all the details about prices, weight and so on.

A great new lens for our MFT system with an quite unique range and incredible fast for a zoom. DPR got 2 articles out on the front page to give attention to this launch.

Hand on: https://www.dpreview.com/articles/6726234179/hands-on-with-panasonic-s-10-25mm-f1-7-micro-four-thirds-lens

Press release; https://www.dpreview.com/news/2097346933/panasonic-s-versatile-leica-dg-vario-summilux-10-25mm-f1-7-lens-available-in-july

The articles are just fine, also the video that is done. The problem is the reactions under the articles. Some people are going savage about it. The seize, the price, small sensor. And so on.

Obviously DPR isn't going to do anything about it because it generates a huge amount of clicks.

But this negativity is bad for our system we use and would like to continue to use.

Firstly, the lead articles are pretty positive, and that makes heckling from the audience look pretty stupid.

Secondly, I'm not sure it is "bad for our system", if we believe the sayings about all news being good for business. And those sayings do seem to be backed by evidence, on the whole.

What can we (as a group or as individuals) do about it?

The front page comments? Not a lot can be done. You can't use the Complain button because someone said a certain product is a joke. Once they start attacking one another you can Complain, but... good luck.

As for inside this forum, the best chance is to find a moderator who wants to help m43 enthusiasts to make a positive community in here; a moderator who wants to listen and help, who would say to us, "tell me what you want and I will try to make it happen". But building a positive community requires a pretty low bar for cutting off negativity, that the 'freedom-of-speech' brigade would wrongly assume is some form of censorship and complain bitterly. It would be a big effort, and in general, our hard-working mods just don't have enough time.

cheers

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